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Back-to-School Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Back-to-School Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Jacqueline Meldrum
Back -to-school easy vegan chocolate muffins for kids lunchboxes or an after-school treat.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Easy Vegan Cakes, Bakes & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 237 kcal


  • 300 ml oat milk or your regular milk
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 50 ml coffee or orange juice
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil or other mild oil
  • 250 g plain flour also known as all purpose flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.
  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin or 2 x 6 hole muffin tins with muffin or cupcake cases.
  • Add milk to a jug with the vinegar and set aside.
  • Make up your coffee (you may use orange juice instead) and set aside to cool.
  • Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the coffee (or orange juice into the milk mixture and add the oil.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold in until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer or toothpick comes out clean. A little moisture is ok with chocolate muffins as you don't want them to be dry.
  • Leave to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then move to a baking rack to cook.
  • Enjoy!


  • You may use orange juice instead of coffee.
  • These muffins can be kept in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • These muffins may be frozen for 3-4 months, then defrosted in the freezer overnight.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
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